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Posted: 10/10/2004 5:56:32 PM EST
I'm thinking of puting together a rifle while I'm between projects. I have a colt lower with a factory NM trigger and i was thinking of using a flatop factory chrome 20" upper and a 9x or 10x scope. Do you think it's possible to get MOA out to 500 yds with M855 ammo ?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:06:59 PM EST
I dont think M855 is MOA ammo out of any barrel at that range. Certainly not with a factory barrel.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:12:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 6:36:56 PM EST by mikepenn33]
Since this is.....I hate to use this term "beater" rifle I was hoping to come close to MOA out to 500yds without using match grade ammo.


With this combo I'd be happy hitting a 12" shoot n see
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:39:19 PM EST
Just my observation most people cant do their part to consistentently shoot moa at 500 yrds let alone without the help of match ammo and a good barrel. I'm not saying you cant I'm just saying it's not easily acomplished.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:42:51 PM EST
I can hit a B-27 target with iron sights 80% to 90% of the time. Depends on coffee intake.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:56:04 PM EST
I see you edited that to a 12" target that I beleive is doable. I wasn't trying to insult you I shoot a lot and I thought you meant 1" at 500 and I know i cant achive that with any of my 223's not to say that others cant.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:51:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By acman145acp:
I see you edited that to a 12" target that I beleive is doable. I wasn't trying to insult you I shoot a lot and I thought you meant 1" at 500 and I know i cant achive that with any of my 223's not to say that others cant.



MOA at 500 yards is 5" group, not 1" group. Still something WAY beyond MY capabilities.

A 1" group at 500 yards would be 0.2 MOA.



Lonny
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:07:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By DevL:
I dont think M855 is MOA ammo out of any barrel at that range. Certainly not with a factory barrel.




+1.
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